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note on speed vs. rpm for diff's (archive)

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Posted by marc b on April 26, 2000 at 17:52:47:

In Reply to: 3:34 gear for M3s posted by johnW on April 26, 2000 at 17:39:42:

the stock 3.23 M3 cannot reach 60mph in 2nd (it hits like 58 or something)

however, if you have the Jim C chip AND a 3.46, you can hit 60 in 2nd...

so, in effect, if you get the higher differential, your acceleration improves (but you will have to launch at a lower RPM), but you need the chip to increase your rev limit so the red-line shift MPH's stay the same


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